RSUs at Adobe?

Facebook / Engjavascrypt
Oct 29, 2018 17 Comments

My friend has been at Adobe 2 years now as a software engineer, hired as new grad. He makes just barely over 100k and no compensation in stock.

I also had an offer around the same time, but mine was for 135k base and 55k RSU. Even that seemed super low (especially compared to fb offer).

What is up with comp at Adobe? Seems like my friend is getting screwed.

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  • Microsoft tide
    Being offered 100k+ salary as a new grad and thinking they are getting screwed can only happen on Blind

    Let’s wait until the next recession - people here will know the real meaning of getting screwed. I don’t want it to happen but it will happen.
    Oct 29, 20180
  • Google / Eng
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    By this logic, the guy working at McDonald's makings 10 an hour is really screwed.
    Oct 29, 20180
  • Apple / Engcho Chang
    Adobe isn’t FNG.
    Oct 29, 20180
  • Facebook alt_qq
    It's less that Adobe undercompensates and more that FANG TC is just crazy

    Also Adobe has a real sweet WLB
    Oct 29, 20180
  • Adobe Famlife
    I agree that’s it’s a total cluster f*ck of pays, titles and compensation. It blows my mind that they don’t even have a defined expectation for each level.

    That being said, for 4yoe I get paid $220k as SWE 3 which I think is competitive
    Oct 31, 20180
  • Facebook / Engjavascrypt
    OP
    Is it weird though that I was offered RSUs and after two years he still hasn't been given any stock? Why the huge discrepancy?
    Oct 29, 20183
    • Apple / Engcho Chang
      Because u had a competing offer from fb?
      Oct 29, 2018
    • Facebook / Engjavascrypt
      OP
      Nah I had Adobe offer first. They wouldn't budge even after fb offer.
      Oct 29, 2018
    • Microsoft tide
      its difficult to identify the reason for discrepancy with the information you shared. It’s possible that he was offered a level lower than what you were offered or got the offer when the market wasn’t competitive or got an offer from a team that had a stingy hiring manager or just didn’t negotiate well
      Oct 29, 2018
  • Adobe HPXx16
    Adobe is basically cheap af and doesn't pay market rate or reward high performers. The whole "it's not fb" argument breaks up when you consider that companies like atlassian, PayPal, and Microsoft still pay more
    Oct 30, 20182
    • Adobe HPXx16
      Source: recently been offered a 40% raise to do almost exactly the same job at one of the listed companies
      Oct 30, 2018
    • Adobe g.belson
      Bye Felicia
      Nov 11, 2018
  • Intel rfu
    How come people reply without even understanding the post and they are at Google and Apple. What happened to your comprehension ability?
    Oct 29, 20181
    • Intel rfu
      So far 4 people have replied and from their replies it is clear that none of them even understood the post. How the fuck did you guys clear your interviews at Google, Apple, FB, MS?
      Oct 29, 2018
  • Facebook / Engjavascrypt
    OP
    For such a big company it is surprising that there isn't more structure regarding levels and pay.
    Oct 30, 20181
    • Adobe ftIq68
      Pretty much nothing is standardized here tbh
      Oct 31, 2018
  • Adobe iqTV55
    There is some set of standardization in hiring policies and comp level but they are more like guidelines not some strict policy to adhere. . Each vp/ director can hire in engg fields as he sees fit and can override it
    That results into skewed titles and compensation and from an outsider looking in it looks haphazard.
    Feb 60

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